Editing

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We all need editors. Try as we might, we don’t turn out only beautiful characters, compelling plots, and grammar to make our English teachers proud on the first draft. Or the second. Or the third, usually.

Because of that, I am offering editing services for those who want to take their work to another level. I have been writing novels, essays, blog posts, and more for the past 5+ years. I have been beta reading and editing for friends for a year. I would love to work with you to make your project the best it can be.

Please Note: I am not interested in editing poetry, children’s picture/board books, horror, or erotica fiction. I also do not fact check.

I offer three different levels of editing:

Proofreading

Proofreading is the most basic level of editing. It includes reading through a project to catch any misspellings, grammatical errors, or other small problems. It does not include changing wording or sentence flow, commenting on plot/characters, or any other more intensive editing.

$0.006/word submitted (subject to change January 2020)

Line Editing

Line editing is a step above proofreading. It includes the same things as proofreading, along with editing wording and sentence flow to make a project sound more polished and professional.

$0.007/word submitted (subject to change January 2020)

Beta Reading

Beta reading is the most broad category of editing. It includes reading through a project to look at the ideas, character development, and plot. Beta reading looks at the big picture of a project and makes sure it makes sense as a whole.

$0.005/word submitted (subject to change January 2020)

Beta Reading + Line Editing

Sometimes, you want more than one type of editing at once. If you would like me to look at the book as a whole and dive into sentence structure and flow on the same project, that can be combined into one edit.

$0.008/word submitted (subject to change January 2020)

Sample Edits

If you would like to get a feel for how I work and whether I would be the right editor for your project, I would be happy to provide you with a sample edit of two pages.

Project Completion Time

I want to get your project back to you as soon as possible so that you can continue your own work on it. For reference, my approximate finish time for a 50,000 word project is four weeks from the date I receive the project. I will provide a delivery date for your particular project before beginning edits. If an emergency should cause that date to change, I will notify you as soon as possible.

Payment

I ask for the first half of payment before beginning a project and the second half upon completion. Payments can be made through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to do this).

Submission Format

In order for me to edit more easily and return your project to you sooner, I ask that all submissions be formatted according to the following guidelines:

  • Times New Roman
  • 12 pt.
  • 1″ margins
  • double-spaced
  • .doc or .docx

I edit using the “Track Changes” feature in Microsoft Word.

Contact

If you would like to get in touch with me about my editing services, you can do so by filling out the form below or emailing me at kiraelizabethquintin@gmail.com. If you are looking for a sample edit, fill in the details for your project as a whole and let me know that you would like a sample edit in the the “Anything Else” box. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can to talk about your project. I look forward to working with you!